Alena

comedy

Typology

feature

Lenght

long

Czech title

Alena

Runtime

94 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1947

Production year

1947

Premiere

08.08.1947

Language version

Czech

Director

Miroslav Cikán

Synopsis

Master armourer Tomáš has young wife Alena, of whom he is very jealous. One day the ruler of town sees Alena and decides to win her over for himself. To get a free hand for his love affairs, he sends Master Tomáš to acquire more skills in Flanders. Jealous husband does not know how to secure fidelity of his beautiful wife while he is away, and finally accepts aid of the devil, to whom he signs his soul as a reward. Devil in the disguise of Master Ondřej works in Tomáš's workshop and protects Alena against various courtiers and the ruler of town. But finally he falls in love with Alena himself and becomes her lover. For his love he is punished by losing his supernatural powers, and so does not attract Alena any more. And when after three months Tomáš returns back, Alena swears she gave her body and soul to the devil only to save her own husband. By this confession she frees Tomáš from the deal with devil, but at the same time condemns herself to hell. Devil gained her soul as a replacement for that of Tomáš, and can return back to his fellow fiends. All that is left of lady Alena is just a black hole in the ceiling.

Cast

Vladimír Řepa

platnéř Tomáš

Miluše Zoubková

Alena, Tomášova žena

Vítězslav Vejražka

ďábel alias Ondřej z Týnce

Terezie Brzková

chůva a kuchařka Háta

Vladimír Hlavatý

zlatník Mikuláš

Jana Romanová

Markéta, Mikulášova žena

Rudolf Hrušínský

tovaryš Matěj

Vladimír Leraus

pán města

Bedřich Vrbský

radní Martin

Rudolf Deyl ml.

otec Hilarius

Felix le Breux

komoří

Lola Skrbková

žebračka

Miloš Nesvadba

syn radního

Oleg Reif

učedník Jirka

Libor Baptista

učedník Bertík

Jindřich Fiala

mrzák žebrák

Karel Svoboda

ranhojič

Jaroslav Zrotal

řezník Jašek

Irena Kačírková

dívka v okně

Josef Pehr

čert

Bohuslav Kupšovský

slepý žebrák

Václav Švec

šenkýř

Marie Blažková

žena u řezníka

Karel Hynek

student

Josef Kemr

mladík na ulici

Jaroslav Orlický

sluha na zámku

Crew and creators

Screenstory

Jan Wenig

Based on

František Kubka (Alena – povídka z knihy Karlštejnské vigilie)

Camera Operator

Bohumil Kolátor

Production Designer

Štěpán Kopecký

Set Designer

Prokop Pěkný

Costume Designer

J. M. Gottlieb

Make-Up Artist

Josef Kobík

Film Editor

Antonín Zelenka

Production Manager

Václav Dražil

Unit Production Manager

František Urbánek

Cooperation

Jiří Lehovec

Music

Music Composed by

Dalibor C. Vačkář

Music Performed by

FISYO

Music Conducted by

Otakar Pařík (FISYO)

Production info

Original Title

Alena

English Title

Alena

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

comedy

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1947

Production Year

1947

Premiere

08.08.1947

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Creative Group

Zdeněk Reimann

Technical info

Lenght

long

Runtime

94 min

Versions

Czech

Awards

Vítěz

Event: Aprobační komise pro schvalování českých filmů

1947
Praha / Czechoslovakia

Vítěz

Event: Aprobační komise pro schvalování českých filmů

1947
Praha / Czechoslovakia
František Kubka

Vítěz

Event: Aprobační komise pro schvalování českých filmů

1947
Praha / Czechoslovakia
Dalibor C. Vačkář

Vítěz

Event: Aprobační komise pro schvalování českých filmů

1947
Praha / Czechoslovakia
Ferdinand Pečenka